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Since early 2006 we have been working to develop a partnership with the Spring Mountains District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest to provide science support for understanding fire history and forest structural changes in support of ecologically based management strategies. We teamed up with the Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona Tree Ring Lab to deliver a workshop on March 6, 2008 at the interagency office in Las Vegas, Nevada. On September 16-18, we again teamed up with colleagues at ERI to conduct a preliminary field assessment of forest change at 10 sites in ponderosa pine and mixed conifer forests on the north side of the mountains. Our ERI colleagues on the field assessment included three retired U.S. Forest Service employees who collectively have over 103 years of experience with the Forest Service in the Southwest.


Desert Ecology | Environmental Health and Protection | Environmental Sciences | Forest Management | Forest Sciences | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Other Environmental Sciences | Sustainability